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Joseph Raycroft Papers

The Joseph E. Raycroft papers document both Raycroft’s personal and professional activities, with the bulk of documentation focusing on Raycroft’s role in developing training camp activities for the army in World War I and the navy in World War II, as well as the fire that destroyed his personal library. Also included is material documenting Raycroft’s involvement in the 1932-1936 Olympic Committees. The records contain correspondence, manuscripts of lectures, notes, writings, printed material, press releases, photographs, and memorabilia.Please see series descriptions in contents list for additional information about individual series.